Al Yamamah Ofouq Villa

Address: Al Khari Rd, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Al Khari Rd, Riyadh.
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Travel Blogs from Riyadh

Shop 'Til You Drop

A travel blog entry by dgkoroscil on Dec 02, 2014

3 comments, 21 photos

... in Saudi Arabia. Concern about being ripped off at the jewelers is alleviated because there are strict rules for shop keepers who will be fined (or worse) for misrepresenting their gold. All you need to know is today's price for gold, they weigh the piece and add a few riyals extra for labour. Many expats purchase gold here and have it appraised at home for twice what they paid here.

As well as these household souks there are specialty souks. There are ...

Plateau of the Apes

A travel blog entry by dgkoroscil on Nov 07, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... at their command post on the edge of a plateau cliff overlooking the wide, low valley below. They suspect that the roving baboon army is down there, but must be lured up into the team's trap first to secure victory. Some of the adventurers used baboon mating calls and others dispersed orange fruit aromas to attract any baboon presence. The lure worked perfectly! Dozens of baboons emerged from their now ...

Off to the DQ and Not For Icecream

A travel blog entry by dgkoroscil on Oct 15, 2014

12 photos

... and Brian, a buddy from work, have made up their minds to walk the entire trail and map it out for the rest of the world to see. It was farther than they thought and they only have a third done for now.

This area is open to the public but has few visitors. Women are not required to wear their abayas in the diplomatic quarter which is a treat. This used to be a popular spot for the Saudis to come and picnic but ...

Getting Around in Saudi Arabia- No Fear!

A travel blog entry by dgkoroscil on Oct 13, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... detour" to go for a ten minute ride to the grocery store.

Parking is free in most parkades. You can however hire a local to look after your car in some outdoor lots. He will wash the car inside and out at your request. Street parking is hit and miss. There is angle parking on most streets but there is always a concern that someone will park behind you, boxing you in. As stated before, anything goes.

I will never complain about traffic in Winnipeg ...

From Camel Trails to Camel Souk to Socializing

A travel blog entry by dgkoroscil on Oct 10, 2014

7 photos

... Tower tour and supper at the top tomorrow night - should be a great night view of Riyadh and a big group of us heading out into the desert again next weekend to Edge of the World - 2 escarpments meeting with big cliffs and views.
Our latest trip plan is to meet our good Irish friends Jim and Eimear from the camino in Milan at the end of October. Tours and accommodation already booked - will try to see if there is any wine there too....When the moon hits your ...

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